Cub Scout Pack 613

      Amherst / Mont Vernon Cub Scout Pack 613, a family pack welcoming both boys and girls, recently held their rank advancement ceremony at Wilkins School. Congratulations to our 62 scouts who earned their respective rank patches. Throughout the pandemic our scouts kept scouting alive and strong. We held a pack hike every month at local hiking trails.  Our scouts performed community service by participating in 1,000,000 pieces of trash nationwide Summit project, Scouting for Food  and the Amherst town wide cleanup.

      Our grade-level dens sharpened their first-aid skills, learned how to use a knife safely, built Jacob’s ladders and learned how to cook in dutch ovens. 

Since July 1, 2020 to June 14, 2021

479 Adventures completed

352 belt loops awarded

84 Webelos pins awarded

62 Ranks (including Bobcats)

18 Whittling Chip Awards

8 Messengers of Peace

4 Shooting Sports Awards

3 Outdoor Activity Awards

2 Recruiting Strips

344 Miles hiked

      We want to send a special thank you to the Amherst Lions Club, Amherst Fire Rescue, Clark-Wilkins Schools, Joppa Hill Educational Farm, Village Bible Church of Amherst, and Young Judaea Camp for supporting our scouting program.

      Pack 613 is always welcoming new members to join our pack. If you have a son or daughter in K-5th grade who is interested in cub scouts, please join us to start your adventure! Does your child enjoy archery, camping, hiking, fishing, community service, and racing cars? These are just some of the fun activities we have planned for the year. While the Scouts are having fun doing things they enjoy, they also learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships. 

      Registration can be done online at  Please email us if you have any questions or would like more information



Dr. Krass Joins Dr. Diane at Amherst Orthodontics

      AMHERST – Dr. Diane welcomes Dr. David Krass to her practice, Amherst Orthodontics.  Dr. David grew up in Michigan and received his Bachelors from the University of Michigan.  After obtaining his first Masters in Science from Case Western, he went on to graduate #2 in his class from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  He has completed his orthodontic training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he also received his second Masters in Medical Sciences.  Outside of orthodontics, his interests include cooking, baking, watching football and

Dr. David Krass joins Dr. Diane Shieh at Amherst Orthodontics, June 1

basketball, and gardening with his fiancée, Dr. Nari Park.

      “After 20 years in practice, I am happy to have found the perfect doctor to complement my services.  I value your trust in me and know that you will enjoy meeting and working with Dr. David.  His kindness, humility, intelligence, hard work ethic, and professionalism are instantly evident.  Dr. David and I will work side by side, treating patients together.  I look forward to his presence elevating the level of care, attention and service for you and your families.” – Dr. Diane

JULY 2021